Submission GuidelinesBecause there are rules...
Consider this your invitation to submit something. We need material. What kinds of material? All kinds. Without good material, this site would not exist. So consider this a mutually beneficial opportunity: you register and add your own content or you send stuff in to us, we give it a place to be hosted online and work as kind of an off-site backup to your material. So, with that said, here are some things to consider when planning a submission:
First, and most important, please review S. John Ross' published Risus License Information document. (Located in the .zip file for Risus: The Anything RPG)
What Gets In
- Written articles and/or art that relates to Risus in some way or is of a non-system specific nature that might be of some use to Risus gamers.
- Material that has already been published (on a personal webpage, for example) is acceptable as long as there are no legal issues regarding our republication.
- All forms of artwork are acceptable – hand drawn, computer generated, computer modified photographs, etc. – as long as it is converted to the proper image format for our use (.gif, .jpg, or .png). Stick figure art is especially appreciated. Art work submitted that is not related to a specific article will most likely be used to enhance the content of another article (full credit will be given).
- You must be the legal owner of the submission and you retain responsibility for it (works released under an appropriate Creative Commons license will also be considered).
What We Don’t Want
In addition, all submissions must meet moderator approval. Objectionable material may be removed at their discretion.
- We don’t want your story of the week or other work of fiction (including but not limited to a play by play of your current campaign – however, we are interested in hosting interesting characters; we’re just strange that way).
- All submissions should be appropriate for a general audience (it’s not us, but our mothers might check this out, so try to keep it family friendly).
- We aren’t really looking for any ongoing, regular thing (column, series, etc.). However, we won’t say no to good content, so if you think you can 'wow' us, by all means submit what you like.
How We Want ItIf you are using the wiki, then you can format things how you like.
Since your name will be going on the thing (and we’re just lazy), make certain your article:
All graphics must include the artists signature or other defining mark (don’t expect us to keep track of your art for you).
- Passes a basic spelling check
- Has consistent grammar
- Says what you wanted it to say in a concise manner (this one can be pretty tricky)
- Also, unless you format your material in an obviously stylistic way, we'd like the formatting on your stuff to match the formatting of our stuff. Just to keep consistency. Refer to the 'Add a Page' and 'Edit a Page'
buttons on the top for details on formatting new content and pages.
Standards and Practices
- “Risus”, not “RISUS”
- “Roleplaying”, not “Role-Playing”
- “Gamemaster” or “GM”, not “Game Master” or “Game-master”
- “Player Character” or “PC"
- "Clichés" with the acute accent. Holt ALT on your keyboard, then type 130, then release ALT. There's your 'é'. Or ALT+144 for 'É'.
What You Get
- All the glory of being hosted on here, the premier Risus fan site, the Risusiverse! With that comes the peace of mind that your work has backup online.
- You retain all copyright to your material, but grant Risusiverse perpetual non-exclusive rights to host your work online and to edit/update it as necessary.
- No payment or compensation is available for authors or artists (or staff for that matter). No other rewards are promised or implied. Sorry.
Submitting via Email?How to send it to us
- All submissions should include the authors email address and real name. Neither of them need to be published, but we need to have them. If you wish to have your email address suppressed or your work credit to a handle or nickname, include that information in your email message. Unless you specifically tell us otherwise, we will list your real name and email address with the article.
- All submissions should be included in the body of the email, attachments can cause unnecessary difficulties
- Article submissions should be emailed to email@example.com – please put “[SUB] Title of Submission” in the subject line of your email. For example: “[SUB] Rock-Scissor-Paper Risus Resolution”. If you have associated art to submit, attach it to your message (compressed with .zip compression to save on server space and bandwidth).
- If you have an independent art submission you should email firstname.lastname@example.org – and attach your images (compressed with .zip compression to save on server space and bandwidth).
- Once you have submitted your article, please be very conservative about sending updates later on. Once the article has entered the editing process, it is a great deal of work to incorporate your changes. Make sure you are happy with your article before you submit it.
If you are sending in content via email, then plain text (i.e. a .txt file) works best for us (while we might be cognizant of html, TWiki markup, bbcodes and what not, we really don’t want to have to deal with that in email). However, we do appreciate it if you try to include indicators of what are your headers, section, subheads, or anything else that might help us format your file. Try to avoid sidebars if possible (the simpler, the better).
What Happens NextAll authors and artists should receive an email within 7 days about the status of the article. If you do not receive a reply in 14 days please send a follow-up email to email@example.com - Be sure to mention the title of the article you are asking about.
Questions regarding these guidelines can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind that pretty much anything here can be ignored (save for S. John Ross' Risus Fan-Document Policies) if your work is amazing, outstanding, incredible and totally out of this world. A tough order to fill, but we've been surprised before, and always hope to be surprised again.